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Value Added

It is a good deal for most older Americans, but Medicare is neither free nor easy

People 65 and older are preparing to make their health-care and prescription drug choices for 2020 through the federal program.
Color of Money

Tipping fatigue is real, especially for travelers

People really just want to know how much it’s going to cost them, and tipping complicates that.
Why do AirPod batteries die after a few years? Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler conducted an autopsy. (James Pace-Cornsilk/The Washington Post)
Consumer Tech

Everyone’s AirPods will die. We’ve got the trick to replacing them.

We shouldn’t let Apple turn headphones into expensive, disposable products because of bad battery design.

When Amtrak called, I answered and got a travel voucher after a botched Acela trip

The power of tele-customer service meant I got my money’s worth — and I almost didn’t pick up the phone.

There's got to be some despairing people thinking: "I wish I were the repo market because then policymakers would help me the minute I needed help."

District Judge Robert Drain’s ruling is an unusual step halting action in about 25 lawsuits brought by various states against Purdue and members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The stay only lasts for three weeks to give the parties time to seek more financial information about the family's finances.

A Michigan government official called Ken Fisher's comments “completely unacceptable."

Boeing announced Friday evening that it is separating its CEO and board chairman roles, the latest corporate reshuffling to come as the company seeks approval for its embattled 737 Max jet.

President Trump announced the progress during an Oval Office meeting with China’s vice premier, Liu He. Trade tensions between two of the world’s largest economies have escalated since last year, weighing on global growth.

The announcement came as Chair Jerome H. Powell also said the Fed would buy Treasury bills through the second quarter.

  • Analysis

About two dozen of the 56 companies on Stringer's list appear to have no minorities on their board.

An analysis of reports nonprofit hospitals send to the IRS show these care centers wrote off about $2.7 billion in bills sent to patients who likely qualified for financial aid.

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Self-proclaimed “self-made multi-billionaire” Ken Fisher has been banned from future Tiburon CEO Summits.

The organizing began with a comic book. Its end result remains to be written. But the push for the first worker union at a name-brand tech company has been a tense and messy affair.

On Friday, the judge will hear arguments over whether to take the unusual step of halting action in about 25 lawsuits brought by various states against Purdue and members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. In court, he has been sympathetic to that request.

U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday amid rising hopes for a partial trade deal that would mark the first step back from a worsening dispute, but would leave the thorniest issues for future talks...

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to its lowest level in a month, dropping to 3.57 percent.

Next year’s cost-of-living adjustment will hit 1.6 percent, bringing the average benefit to $1,503 a month.

Tipping is a hot-button issue. And the suggestion that diners should always tip 20 percent pushed a lot of people’s buttons.

Critics say $8 billion award against the pharmaceuticals giant is a symbol of consumer anger.

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